10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30
Michigan Sneaks Past Tech
It was a hard-fought game til the end but Michigan found ways to pull ahead late after some good runs by Texas Tech and beat the Lady Raiders, 82-71, in the opening game at the Barclays Center Women's Invitational. Junior guard Amber Battle scored a career-high 23 points and freshmen Jasmine Caston had a career-high 15 to go with Minta Spears' 10. The Lady Raiders hung around the Barclays Center to see the first half of the LSU-Rutgers game - one which was eventually won by the Lady Tigers, pitting Rutgers and Texas Tech against each other at 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday.
9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 28
A Day To Remember
It was truly a Thanksgiving for the Lady Raiders to always remember. The team got in their final tune-up before playing its first game against Michigan at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The team then boarded the bus and headed to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. It was an incredible sight to see where the twin towers stood up until 12 years ago. Most of the team was 9 years old or younger on Sept. 11, 2001. It marked a return trip to the Big Apple for the program and head coach Candi Whitaker, who was a player at Tech when the Lady Raiders played in New York just 100 days after 9/11.
11:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27
Fun in Times Square
Well it has been a fun first night in the Big Apple. The team got a chance to see the city for the first time and walk around Times Square before eating dinner at Dave and Buster's and then enjoying "The Lion King" on Broadway. The show was unbelievable with all the amazing set designs and costumes and, oh yes - the music and acting was second to none. Now it's off to bed and back at it in the morning for the team's first practice at the Barclays Center - the final preparation before taking on Michigan at 9:30 a.m. CT Friday. Follow along on social media and use hashtag #LadyRaidersNYC.
1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27
Practice No. 1 in the books
The Lady Raiders are done with their first practice in New York City and are ready to go see the sights and sounds of the city today. The players and staff will head to Times Square in a bit to see Rockefeller Center, the shops, dinner at Dave and Buster's then Broadway for the Lion King. Follow along on social media and use hashtag #LadyRaidersNYC.
11:50 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26
HELLO NEW YORK!
The Lady Raiders have arrived in New York City safely after a full day of travel and are ready to hit the beds and get some well-deserved rest before the team holds its first off-campus practice this season. Then the Lady Raiders will hit the town on Wednesday to see Times Square, the Rockefeller Center & Broadway to see the "The Lion King."
2:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26
Texas Tech is at the airport and ready to board the plane to Dallas and then it is on to Brooklyn, New York for the Barclays Center Women's Invitational. Some of the girls are already having some fun with each other and taking pics. Follow along on social media and use hashtag #LadyRaidersNYC and #WreckEmNYC
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